WEENIX, Jan
(b. 1642, Amsterdam, d. 1719, Amsterdam)

Still-Life

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Oil on canvas, 137 x 114 cm
Private collection

This still-life includes gamebirds, a stag, hunting paraphernalia and flowers, with a white cockatoo, in a landscape setting.

Weenix liked to include a strong element of white in his pictures, in the present case the cockatoo, in other works often a swan, a goose, the white fur of the belly of a hare, or in one case a dead snowy owl. White Cockatoo (Cacatua Alba) is a native of Indonesia, it occurs occasionally in European art in the 17th century.




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